A British soldier injured in an uprising in India finds a beautiful red stone pendant, but he soon becomes alarmed by its mysterious powers and sells it on. This sets the pendant on a journey through many unscrupulous hands, leaving devastation in its wake. Orphaned girl, Maud, thought she would spend the rest of her days in the workhouse, but happiness comes in the form of a position in service for a grand house. Little does she know that a far greater destiny awaits her. What is Maud's special relationship with the pendant? How will it lead her to discover important truths about her parentage? And when the pendant is parted from her again, will it ever find another heart as true as hers?